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Associate - Data Implementation



Wilmington, DE, USA · Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

About this role

Aladdin Data – Solutions manages the continuous changes and development of Aladdin’s enterprise analytics data assets and production solutions and is responsible for the implementation of data and analytics solutions for BlackRock businesses and Aladdin clients.

The Aladdin Data platforms and services are designed to deliver industry leading investment data and risk analytics content to the Aladdin community, including BlackRock as the largest client. The primary users include investors, risk managers, compliance officials, investment operations and technology teams for broader organization applications. We are proud to supply the data products and solutions to meet the evolving needs of portfolio management, risk and performance analysis, investment compliance, regulatory reporting, client reporting and beyond.

Our Data Implementation team of data solutions specialists covers end-to-end Aladdin data flows from vendor and client input data sets transformed and enriched into security, portfolio, benchmark, and financial analytics outputs for new and expanding Aladdin clients. The team works directly with clients and Aladdin Client Transformation specialists to understand client dependencies, business objectives and custom use cases to ensure Aladdin’s data and analytics are effectively enhanced, deployed, and adopted across each function and organization.

Our clients cover global, multi-asset managers or owners allocating across fixed income, equity, private markets, and derivatives. The team provides the data specialties across asset classes and data domains for the successful whole-portfolio modelling. Successful Aladdin data implementation specialists develop and excel in many cross-functional skills including client communication, project management, business analysis as well as hands-on data analysis and technology system configuration. Innovation is at the core of Aladdin’s culture and the team is continuously solutioning for our clients and re-engineering our processes.

At the forefront of evolving market and industry data needs, with each successful projects, we drive continuous developments and transformation initiatives to expand our solutions and advance our data products capabilities.

Role Description:

The team is looking for experienced investment data specialists to enhance and expand our capabilities to capture the growth opportunities with a strong business pipeline. The successful candidates will contribute to or be directly responsible for one or multiple projects, across all data domains and capabilities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Drive client engagement, scope of work review, requirements collection and project planning for the data management workstream of new Aladdin implementations.
  • Manage data workstream progress and communications with clients and partners to ensure successful delivery of critical milestones along the project plan.
  • Collaborate with client investment, technology, and data professionals to ensure alignment and clarity of data scope, mapping, normalization, and implementation approaches.
  • Educate and guide clients on Aladdin data conventions and target state data management workflows inclusive of on-site training for client data teams.
  • Use standard interfaces and configurable elements to facilitate the onboarding of client data from clients directly and/or third-party data providers.
  • Partner with front-office and investment process practice leads to configure investment portfolio structure, benchmark assignments and establish proper risk analytics deliverables.
  • Manage systematic data reconciliation and reviews and drive the resolution of issues with internal data owners, external vendors and/or the development of solutions with clients and partners.
  • Partner with Analytics Stewards to ensure valuation and risk analytics results are comprehensive and up to market and modelling standard.
  • Manage client requirements, provide critical business, and technical analysis to development partners in data stewards, production solutions and engineering functions for new data and solutions development. Provide validation and directly manage the client UAT.
  • Create dedicated client documentation with standard templates and partner with Data Operations to transition new clients into production support.

Qualifications and skillsets:

We are looking for quick learners, independent thinkers with new perspectives to challenge the way we operate and help prototype new solutions we can ultimately deploy to a standard implementation playbook. Individuals with strong technical and analytical interests and skills would find the data implementation practice best in supporting their continuous developments through the ownership of critical client project elements as well as organizational initiatives to constantly evolve the platform and best-practice, leveraging data and technology.

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required, with preference to business, technology, or engineering focus.
  • 3-5 years of experience either as an investment/data technology implementation specialist or with direct relevant user, development, service, or operation experiences.
  • Familiarity with investment data and analytics is required; Private markets or derivative specialties is a plus.
  • Strong attention to details and focus on high quality delivery.
  • Comfortable working with clients and partners at all levels of the business.
  • Relentless desire for understanding how processes work and entrepreneurial drive to learn new skills and technologies.
  • Strong track record of successfully handling and completing large and complex projects. Critical thinking and demonstratable experience using technology to solve problems at scale.
  • Shown ability to work well independently or as part of a team in an innovative, ambitious, and fast-paced environment, run multiple tasks, adapt to change, and work well under tight time restraints.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, collaboration, and relationship-building skills
  • Working experience with Python, SQL preferred. Knowledge of UNIX, PERL, Java is a plus.

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

For Seattle only the salary range for this position is $99,750 – $120,000.0. Additionally, employees are eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, and benefits including heath care, leave benefits, and retirement benefits. BlackRock operates a pay-for-performance compensation philosophy and your total compensation may vary based on role, location, and firm, department and individual performance.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock’s hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person – aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children’s educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment – the one we make in our employees. It’s why we’re dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.